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HeaRenae
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PostSubject: SW system    SW system  Icon_minitime1/18/2012, 5:46 pm

More questions for the experienced :) As our research into SW tanks progresses we're into the confusing topic of set ups... yikes! btw tank size, filter media & other info doesn't matter at this point when we choose our tanks we will bother everyone with ?'s then lol

Wet/Dry .vs. Canister .vs. tank Sump .vs. In/On tank filters????
btw I personally like internal equipment, wet/dry or the eclipse filtering & illuminating hood mount but it has a bio wheel filter and honestly the one I had in my freshwater tank sucked so that's iffy :/

Also what other hardware will be needed for initial set up I came up with a general list going by all different types of marine set up and tank sizes:

filter
protein skimmer
heater
chiller
powerheads

Am I missing anything?



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plantedtankdude
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Favorite Fish: : all of them along with mermaids and me I'm a Pisces.

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PostSubject: Re: SW system    SW system  Icon_minitime1/18/2012, 9:23 pm

live rock - which will actually be the filter in a saltwater system. it's live because of what live in and on it. (hope that makes sense) the animals that live on it filter the tank.. you will also need live sand, oh and don't forget a light.


chiller is not really need unless you plan to run some powerful lighting wihich can heat up the tank, so the chiller would cool the tank down...

what works for one reefer, might not work for another..

where you wanting to do just fish, or just corals, or fish and corals.
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PostSubject: Re: SW system    SW system  Icon_minitime1/19/2012, 8:07 am

no one can answer your questions until you tell us what you plan to keep and what kind of system you want to setup...

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PostSubject: Re: SW system    SW system  Icon_minitime1/19/2012, 10:21 am

no need to get snarky #2 lol honestly any of those filters could work for any marine set up whether fish and coral or fowlr it's all in personal preferences all I wanted to know which rec's people had for filters but thanks for your input.

thanks yes it does I've read all about SW tanks just never had one lol just needed a run through of basic equipment.

We intend to start (@ a later date) a 29g fowlr for puffers, a 55g seahorse & soft coral tank & @ least a 150g reef tank in the next couple years.

Nothing is in stone for now. I know everything about the upkeep, what to mix w/ what & etc.. so anyone else who replies don't try to degrade me by telling me a whats for, geezy! on all my posts so far I always get a sw noob nazi argh! I thought forums were supposed to be helpful????






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PostSubject: Re: SW system    SW system  Icon_minitime1/19/2012, 11:17 am

snarky? no all filters are not created equal it's not just personal preference it's what works best for the type system you plan to keep. your questions are hypothetical. I'm no noob nazi "you" were in diapers when I started in this hobby!

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180 gallon mixed reef SPS dominant 75 gallon sump/fuge.
40 gallon anemone/softy tank 20 gallon sump/fuge.
Red sea max 250 Seahorse tank.
Silence is Golden but Duct tape is Silver.....
Having a saltwater tank without coral is like the Hells angels riding Mopeds*************************************
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PostSubject: Re: SW system    SW system  Icon_minitime1/19/2012, 11:48 am

I was joking with you hence the lol but whatever and yes they are hypothetical since I don't have any systems set up yet.
All I asked was what filters vs each other it's not that hard to be like well I use a sump for my system and it works great or my canister filter does the job lol and a basic run down of equipment isn't rocket science either...I can buy any type of filter that will umm hypothetically accommodate any style of tank we eventually choose.


I understand you are wiser & experienced but I wasn't asking for detailed information there is no need to be so callus in your replies.






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PostSubject: Re: SW system    SW system  Icon_minitime1/19/2012, 12:31 pm

1st it's snarky now callus, I'm neither one of those...........

"I asked was what filters vs each other it's not that hard to be like well I use a sump for my system and it works great or my canister filter does the job lol and a basic run down of equipment isn't rocket science either...I can buy any type of filter that will umm hypothetically accommodate any style of tank we eventually choose"

you cant get a basic run down on equipment until you know what type of tank you are getting. for example if you were to buy a RR tank then by all means you would want to go with a sump/fuge and a good skimmer now if you are going to purchase a standard tank then you could go with a HOB skimmer or filter or canister imho canister filters are nothing but nitrate factories so I avoid them. then you could also choose an all in one system like the RSM. I prefer a RR tank with a sump and fuge and a good skimmer the benefits of having a sump/fuge are well worth the effort. am I making sence?

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180 gallon mixed reef SPS dominant 75 gallon sump/fuge.
40 gallon anemone/softy tank 20 gallon sump/fuge.
Red sea max 250 Seahorse tank.
Silence is Golden but Duct tape is Silver.....
Having a saltwater tank without coral is like the Hells angels riding Mopeds*************************************
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PostSubject: Re: SW system    SW system  Icon_minitime1/19/2012, 2:01 pm

yes thank you :) see your alright lol sorry you just came off wrong... just going with the everyday basic glass tank for now.
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PostSubject: Re: SW system    SW system  Icon_minitime1/26/2012, 8:13 pm

I would say it pays to get quality.... you're not going to get quality advice like cindy will give you.

there is cheap ways to making a saltwater aquarium, but they will hurt you in the long run.
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PostSubject: Re: SW system    SW system  Icon_minitime1/27/2012, 9:05 am

yes, plantedtankdude is rite , i tried the cheap way and saw it didn't work , cwhip guided me in the rite direction and now all 3 of my marine/reef tanks are thriving and am proud to say, Thank You Cindy .
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